Building a conversation between the materiality of paint and how it can be structured while exploring its limitless mark making possibilities are the focal concerns of my work. My practice is an exploration into how a painting is created. Constant empirical dialogues where, disruptively painted elements debate with each other, offer a displaced ever evolving visual impulse.
This process has built a back catalogue of investigative vocabulary. As a visual language, it has been reproduced and manipulated repeatedly in the form of gestural marks, structured space and a vibrant palette.
Employing a technique based on a system of painted layers accompanied by processes involving masking, the paintings demonstrate the perspective, as well as the consequence of each mark concluding a constant state of flux.
Motivated by non-pre-emptive outcomes my method is intuitive, guided by activities of analytical scrutiny and relying on a developed observational instinct.
Drennan b.1982 [Ireland] holds an MAFA from Central Saint Martins, London & a First Class Honours BAFA from the Centre for Creative Arts and Media, GMIT, Ireland. Recent achievements include: Summer Arts Prize (finalist), Lacey Contemporary Gallery, London, Sunday In the Park with Ed, Display Gallery, London, London Irish Art 2015, Central Hall Museum, London and Farmleigh House, Dublin. Drennan is the recipient of the Freyer Award from the Royal Dublin Society Art Awards and her work has been featured in both Fresh Paint and Risk magazines.
See more of Drennan’s work at www.AislingDrennan.com or visit studio #248 at Wimbledon Art Studios, Earlsfield, SW17 0BB
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